University Best Female and Male Graduands During The 10Th Graduation Ceremony Awarded

University of Eldoret Valedictorian Ms. Fancy Yegon from the Department of Agricultural Economics in the School of Agriculture and Biotechnology and Mr. Wilson Kithunga from the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in the School of Natural Resource Management were awarded by The National Bank of Kenya for their exemplary performance.

The award ceremony was conducted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (AF) representing the Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday 13th April, 2022, and it saw the National Bank of Kenya Branch Manager Ms. Margaret Birgen and the Relationship Manager Robert Kirui awarding the best students with their respective accolades. The accolades comprised of gift vouchers and trophies.

The two students were the overall best student with Ms. Yegon registration number (AGE/047/16) getting a 1st Class (W.A = 77%) and Mr. Kithunga of registration number (FIS/003/17) also getting a 1st Class (W.A = 75.68%). The Branch Manager Ms. Birgen congratulated them and stated that the awards were in recognition of their exemplary performance. She added that the trophies and shopping gift vouchers were to motivate the students for their excellent results attributed by their hard work and commitment. She encouraged the students to be brand ambassadors of both the University of Eldoret and the National Bank of Kenya.

Prof. Ng’etich on the other hand stated that NBK is one of our bankers and we have had a long standing relationship. He thanked NBK for the awards and requested that the Bank consider offering our students internship opportunities and even employment to further cement our relationship. Prof. Ng’etich also engaged the managers on new areas that the University can partner with the Bank to improve our service delivery to students.

Ms. Birgen assured that the Bank will continue to support the University in different areas and in particular during the forthcoming Annual Agribusiness Trade Fair.

Also in attendance were the Dean of Students’, Dr. Lelei Kiboiy who received the award on behalf of Mr. Kithunga, who was not able to attend in person and Corporate Affairs and Marketing Manager Dr. Wambui Ng’ang’a.

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